Friday, June 18, 2010

Photos, photos and more photos!

I finally got around to taking a few more photos of the farm (and downloading them!).  So I thought today's posting can give you a visual tour of some of our activities here on the farm...

Here is the 2010 team, posing in front of the new hoophouse as I get ready to make the first "cut" and open a door!  Yee-haw!

Rockwell Beans coming up!!!!!!!!!!!  Look at those long, long rows!!!!!!! 

Garlic blowing in the breeze...

And because I know you all want to know what's is the list for the Coupeville and Bayview markets tomorrow:
From Willowood Farm -
- Kohlrabi!
- Garlic
- Garlic scapes
- Walla Walla Onions with greens
- Mesclun Mix
- Kale - 3 kinds
- Chinese cabbage
- Pac Choi
- Head lettuce
- Broccoli
- Purple artichokes
- Pea vines
From Prairie Bottom Farm
- Lettuce mix
- Red and green spinach
- Baby carrot bunches
- Beet green bunches
- Chard bunches
And more....
Farmer Georgie is actually going camping with family this weekend so make sure to say hi to the interns this weekend at the market!  And don't forget to purchase your Slow Food "Taste of Whidbey" tickets!  We will have them at both booths!
Off on a beautiful day...
Farmer Georgie
Willowood Farm of Ebey's Prairie


  1. I bought garlic from you during the farm tour last year and planted them in a container. When's the right time to harvest?

  2. Anon -
    Probably about ready. Or could be a few more weeks. Depends a bit on how far along the plant is. I am starting to harvest my really early varieties right now but I figure a few more weeks on the bulk of the crop. There is a general rule to harvest at "60 percent brown." I.e. when about 60 percent (or a bit more than half) of the green leaves have turned brown. I also make sure the neck down at the base of the bulb is nice and white (not green) at least several inches up from where the bulb starts flaring up.
    Best to harvest when the bulb is dry (i.e. stop watering, if you have been). And make sure to hang up in well ventilated, covered up to cure.
    Good luck!

  3. Oops, that is "covered area" not "covered up" to cure. Basically, out of the rain/dew/sun but someplace where it will gets lots of air movement and not a lot of humidity so it can cure.